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V/A: Les Inrockuptibles - Un Eté 1998

Les Inrockuptibles - Un Eté 1998

  • Formats (editor / manufacturer / distributor, date)
    CD (Lily Records ? / Sony DADC / Les Inrockuptibles, 08/07/1998): 
Image This sampler CD was given away with the magazine Les Inrockuptibles in France for Summer 1998. It features two months before the release of the album Fin De Siècle one of its tracks, ‘Generation Sex’.

This compilation actually includes the original version (from the album promo) which features samples from La Dolce Vita. Since the Fellini foundation asked the record company to not use samples from the film, the song was re-edited with a recording of Neil’s voice instead which features the album Fin de Siècle. Then, the promo copies of the album featuring the samples were meant to be destroyed.

Therefor this compilation is often considered as a collectible for this reason. A same thing happened with the original version of ‘The Certainty Of Chance’ which can also be found on a Taster compilation.